Neighborhood Exterminating Service:
Westpark, Kamm’s Corners, Tremont, Edgewater, and Ohio City
Being that Cleveland, Ohio is our major metropolitan area, it is safe to say that it has the oldest homes around. Pests and wildlife squeeze their way into cracks and crevices. Their ability to coexist with us has a direct relation to the shelter that is provided to them by our homes. Cleveland struggles with pests simply because the pests have a ton of places to enter and hide.
Westpark is unique to the other city neighborhoods because many of the homes on the western edge were built more recently. Cape Cods and Tudor homes are prevalent in the areas west of West 140th to the Rocky River. Many of these homes have brick foundations which can be much more resistant to pests than the older hollow block and stone foundations common in areas further east. The main issue that we come across in Westpark homes is missing gable vent screens. These attic vents on each side of the home help moderate the temperature of the roof. Upon inspection we find that the aluminum insect screen has deteriorated or a hole has been gnawed through it by mice. This allows for all sorts of pest entry. Birds, wasps, and mice are the most common pests we treat in this case. Pavement ants are also common pests because they like to find voids in the mortar joints to nest in.
Although we do not get a great deal of calls in the southeast section of Westpark, we have dealt with bed bugs, ants, mice, raccoons and cockroaches. From our perspective, many people struggle with bed bugs along the stretch of Lorain Ave. from West 150th into Ohio City. It seems to be the area hit the hardest by bed bugs on Cleveland’s west side. Granted this is just our perception.
Ohio City, Clark/ Fulton, Metro
We frequently get called out to the Ohio City/ Metro area for mice and cockroaches. The Fulton area is our most serviced area for mice. Infestations of mice are reported early in the season too. Much earlier than the rest of our service area. One thing we do notice is the absence of rats from certain homes. If we saw some of these basements in Lakewood homes, they would likely have a rat infestation. Not so much in Ohio City. This is not to say that they are not in the area.
Cockroaches are also very common household pests moving south from Ohio City into the Clark Fulton Area. This is likely due to the fact that many area Grocers do not supply bags to carry food home. Customers must scavenge for produce boxes to place their food in. This is most likely the highest cause of German Cockroach introduction into homes. While this species does not necessarily live outdoors in our climate, they have the tendency to find new homes when infested items are relocated outside. Everyone likes to blame their neighbor for their pest problem. With German Cockroaches during summer this may be a justifiable cause.
Services Offered In Cleveland Proper:
All of our insect and rodent control services are offered on the west side of Cleveland. At this time we do not trap and remove nuisance wildlife such as skunks, opossum, raccoons, and groundhogs in Cleveland proper. For customers located east of the Cuyahoga River, we only provide rodent exclusion and bed bug extermination service to your area.